Re: San Diego or Huntington/Newport
I learned to sail in Newport and even kept a boat there for a while. Great place to learn to sail and has a lot of programs to choose from, starting with OCC School of Sailing. However, I was happy to move out. Wasn't worth the extra expense. I agree with Tom. After trying several marinas over the years, I really like San Pedro. It's an interesting area and is very close to Catalina.